Ah, the first day on the road. We left home at noon and drove and drove and drove and drove until we almost reached Pensacola. I think we are just east of Pensacola. It's hard to tell because it is dark.
We traveled back in time. The clock in the car says it is an hour later than it is here. So, instead of driving for almost 9 hours, apparently only 8 have passed. It still feels like 9 hours, though.
Tomorrow we get up when we wake, go find breakfast, then head for Mobile and the battleship Alabama. Yes, I talked her into it. She has never been on a battleship.
This time, I will take more pictures... maybe better ones. I took none today. There wasn't much of interest. Same old roads, same old toll booths, same old trucks and cars and motorcycles dodging each other and heading for who knows where. We came upon an accident, though, so the dodging wasn't successful.
It appeared to involve a full size sedan, a compact car, and a semi. I did not see any damage to the semi so he may have just stopped to provide assistance. The compact car was rear ended, clearly. But high up, the back bumper appeared to be undamaged. The tail lights were crushed. The full size sedan was damaged in the back and th efront was crushed and embedded in the guardrail on the right side of the road, some 20 feet or so off the Interstate.
I have no idea what happened but it looked really bad for that sedan.
Drive careful, ok?
A Night Unremembered
6 years ago